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Weekend Update 4/1/12
« on: March 30, 2012, 07:50:06 PM »
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Now I started UP 2-10-2 class TTT-4 5037 . Get a load of that tender .





« Last Edit: March 31, 2012, 01:18:46 PM by up1950s »

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Re: Weekend Update 3/29/12
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2012, 08:07:07 PM »
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My goodness.
What kind of minimum radius does that beast need?

I've been building and planting oaks on the Shoofly Free-moN module, along with flowers:





We're having a show in a week, so we'll see how much I can get done by then (including building the transport box)  :scared:

Happy Weekend, everybody.
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Re: Weekend Update 3/29/12
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2012, 09:15:37 PM »
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Dang Richie, when will you take on a difficult project...slacker......LOL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I've been focusing on some new cars using CDS dry transfers, one done, one almost.... I wanted an "orphan" 60' CPR boxcar (orphan because they wouldn't have made it out to BC, but I don't care !) but didn't like the Atlas RTR one so I got an undec and did my own..... a tad distressed...



I changed out the trucks and added FVM wheels, body mounted the couplers and beat the crap out of it; the prototypes paint jobs lasted about two years out of PS before they got to look like this... these were the last cars to wear the script livery before PACMAN ate up the "classic" livery of the CPR......

I might finish the other car this weekend.....
« Last Edit: March 30, 2012, 09:18:55 PM by Puddington »
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Re: Weekend Update 3/29/12
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2012, 10:07:58 PM »
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That's not a tender!!!  :o :D

I'm giving thought of doing some serious re-alignment of my layout this weekend to reflect my interest in midwest stuff. That and I'm just not happy with my lower deck staging. Luckly, if I can remove my helix without too much problem, a friend can use it on his layout..

Pictures if I can get some progress done this weekend.
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Re: Weekend Update 3/29/12
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2012, 11:17:06 PM »
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Use to see these CPAA boxcars in Hildebran, NC a good while back on a regular basis.  Unloaded by a local business, though I do not know which one.  Nice model!!!

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Re: Weekend Update 3/29/12
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2012, 01:04:54 AM »
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I picked up a few N Scale Enthusiast cars this week. First up are the Pennsylvania beers of yore series:



Next is the PRR ice melter:



Anyone have any info about the prototype for this car? It's interesting enough that I'm willing to call "alternate history" if I have to in order to justify using it, but if it's prototypical, I'd be interested in the story behind it.
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Re: Weekend Update 3/29/12
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2012, 01:20:58 AM »
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I wasn't able to find a PRR attribution for that snow blower, but I did find a picture showing a possible NYC prototype for that car on this page:

http://www.barrysbest.net/Weathertopia/Snow1.html

You'll need to scroll about 40% down the page to find it.

EDIT: Further down that page is narrative about the "snow jet", and it was a NYC homebrew project.
« Last Edit: March 31, 2012, 01:24:37 AM by C855B »
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Re: Weekend Update 3/29/12
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2012, 07:03:08 AM »
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Found these Tobias Locomotive Works interior details in my "stuff."  These were designed for DPM #50800, Crestone Credit Union.

This kit was assembled with the idea that interior lighting might be added thus the interior walls were painted with Polly S Stainless Steel and the Light grey undercoat.


Do not know if the wainscotting on the side walls is visible. :lol:

This location was formerly occupied by a small gas station which was not fixed in place.  In variably, I bumped the station when I reached to the back of this section of the layout.   Station relocated to new stop; now open for business under same management.   :)
« Last Edit: March 31, 2012, 07:09:48 AM by rogergperkins »

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Re: Weekend Update 3/29/12
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2012, 07:50:55 AM »
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Slowly making progress on my refinery...


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Re: Weekend Update 3/29/12
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2012, 08:31:09 AM »
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Things are starting to come together in South Cumberland...  More in the Engineering Reports section.

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Re: Weekend Update 3/29/12
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2012, 09:28:29 AM »
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The CPR and CP Rail for that matter didn't roster a large number of 50' double door boxcars and many of those that were on the roster were converted from 40' cars, thus they had their doors centered. I still am yet to bash one of those but had some fun creating, once again with CDS dry transfers and changing the sill to match the prototype, a CP Rail action red 50' double door that has had tender loving care paid to it.....



The only thing action red pac man (oh, excuse me, "Multi Mark") cars are good fo is grunging up...IMHO !  ;)

EDIT: The problem with posting close up photo's of your own work is you only see the obvious screw up after everyone else has...."Hey Puddy; where's the A end ladder you putz...and where's the car data block"?...."Um.....aah....on the workbench...?" :facepalm:
« Last Edit: March 31, 2012, 04:10:53 PM by Puddington »
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Re: Weekend Update 4/1/12
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2012, 05:41:54 PM »
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Three projects underway right now...is there any other approach ?   :)

Continuing westward from the kootenay river to South Slocan.  I tried my hand at airbrushing in the lines on the paved roads.  Lots to be improved "next time"



I have also started painting the backdrop in the Slocan sub ...


from where the sub pierces the mushroom (locan landmark frog's peak)...


to Lemon Creek.


the black bear at lemon creek represents the one I ran into there with my dog in the late 90's.

Finally I built the assembly jigs for the laser cut bents for snowshed #2.




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Re: Weekend Update 4/1/12
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2012, 06:22:59 PM »
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Mark, that snow shed is... well, let's just say I have a man crush on it.  Is that a kit, or something you commissioned?  Absolutely astounding.

It makes me have wicked thoughts about modeling the 1859 timber bridge at Harpers Ferry....  I've always been fascinated by wooden railroad infrastructure, especially snow sheds, both on the Donner Pass line, which I got to see in action back in 19 diggity doo, and those in the Canadian Rockies, which I've only seen in pictures... Can't wait to see where you go with those scenes.

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Re: Weekend Update 4/1/12
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2012, 06:55:36 PM »
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thx Lee...

I drew the bents up from std CPR plans.  They were laser cut for me by RSLaser.  Great customer service.  A few iterations and we're there including assembly features/notches.  I had 75 bents cut (1/2 with RH features and 1/2 with LH features)...enough for both snowshed #2 and the similar but curved snowshed #1 in McRae canyon.   Knowing what I know now I would have had the assembly jigs laser cut at the same time.

Now to figure out how to stain the bents without massive warping!  Ideas anyone?

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Re: Weekend Update 4/1/12
« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2012, 07:12:46 PM »
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Mark:

Well I would have stained before gluing and with pieces that large would have likely done so in a large metal tray with a flat bottom and weighted them while immersed and again while drying. 

At this stage, post-assembly, you are going to be staining with a brush, which may mean more than one application - however that may have the advantage of a lower tendency to warp.

I have never stained anything that large, so I might not know what I am talking about, in which case you can ignore me!

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